Logic App Consumption: Run after settings disabled and settings are missing

Logic App Consumption: Run after settings disabled and settings are missing

Today while developing an existing Logic App Consumption in Visual Studio 2019, yes, we still don’t have support for Visual Studio 2022, I realized that for some unknown reason, one of the actions, in my case a For each action, didn’t have the normal arrow – that indicates the precedence of the previous step in the Logic App designer as you can see in the picture above – for some unknown reason it evaporated:

I tried to re-order (or move) the For each action in the designer to see if I could fix this issue, without success. A good option that you should always try is to close that file and open it again to force a refresh on the designer – that solves many issues – but it didn’t do the trick on this issue.

I couldn’t by Designer solve this issue because the property Configure run after settings were disabled:

I honestly don’t know what would happen if I tried to deploy this Logic App in this situation, but it shouldn’t be good. And this situation was causing me inconvenience when moving and reordering the actions. So I have no other option than try to fix it.

Cause

When inspecting the Code view, I realized that, again, for some unknown reason, the runAfter property was empty. The Logic App designer normally fills this value to run if the previous action Succeeded.

Solution

To fix this issue or behavior, we need to manually configure the runAfter property like:

"runAfter": {
	"Name_Previous_Action": [
		"Succeeded"
	]
}

Where the Name_Previous_Action is the name of the previous action on the workflow, the spaces in the action name are replaced by underscores. 

After that, if you return to the designer, you will see everything back to normality:

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Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc.

He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.
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